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dian
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My lyme doctor did my cd57 test in march 2011 and it was 17. Now, October 15, 2012 it came out at 20. I have been on medicine continuously for almost 19 months, why haven't this number gone up much. what is normal range? I cannot understand why this number never changes much on antibiotics.
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Same thing happened to me recently- no change after what feels like a whole lot of treatment (45/44 my score.)

I know it is not a 100% reliable test- and have read it goes up at the end of treatment,

nonetheless, it was a big disappointment to me, too.

So I keep plugging away, hanging on to the gains I have made, and try and be patient.

I had these infections for well over a decade before I found out-
Takes awhile to treat.

Have also heard cats claw can bring CD57 score up...

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Lyme positive PCR blood, and
positive Bartonella henselae Igenex, 2011.
low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
doing okay!

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CherylSue
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It depends on the lab. Lab Corps results are supposed to more reliable than Quest. While I was headed for a relapse my Quest CD57 was 125!!!!

Six months into my relapse Lab Corps tested at 56 which more accurately reflected what I was feeling.

My LLMD says he has send out the sample to Lab Corps and to Quest just out of curiosity. Quest can vary as much as 100 pts.

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I had both tests done at the same lab- labcorp-

Yes, my LLMD made sure the 2nd test was from the same lab as my 1st test- good point.

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Lyme positive PCR blood, and
positive Bartonella henselae Igenex, 2011.
low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
doing okay!

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Ellen101
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All my labs have been from quest, no change CD57 <20
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At the ILADS conference, there was a talk about CD57 and a dr. did a sample study with patients and found that the standard deviation for CD57 was 60, even in the SAME day.

I think there are other variables with CD57...

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Treating lyme, bart and babs

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same story - went from 38 DOWN to 19 after a year of aggressive treatment. Don't know what to make of it. Just trying to stay positive and have seen small improvement.
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